Item description for The Silver Sword (The Heirs of Cahira O'Connor #1) by Angela Hunt...
Overview As famed warrior princess Cahira O'Connor lay mortally wounded by a Norman blade, she beseeched God that her descendants would fight to "restore right in this murderous world of men. . . ." To Kathleen O'Connor, Cahira's story is just a myth, until her research proves it true. Stunned, she realizes that she bears the mark of Cahira---a shock of white hair amidst her auburn locks. Is she destined to continue Cahira's legacy?
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Studio: WaterBrook Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.2" Width: 5.5" Height: 1.1" Weight: 0.84 lbs.
Release Date Oct 31, 1998
Publisher WaterBrook Press
Series Heirs Of Cahira OConner
Series Number 1
ISBN 1578560128 ISBN13 9781578560127
Availability 0 units.
More About Angela Hunt
Christy-Award winner Angela Hunt is the best-selling author of The Tale of Three Trees, The Note, and The Nativity Story. She has written over one hundred books in fiction and nonfiction, for children and adults. She and her husband make their home in Florida.
Angela Elwell Hunt currently resides in Tampa, in the state of Florida. Angela Elwell Hunt was born in 1957.
Angela Elwell Hunt has published or released items in the following series...
Reviews - What do customers think about The Silver Sword (The Heirs of Cahira O'Connor #1)?
THE SWORD Mar 16, 2007
the novel written by angela elwiwell hunt writes books for everyone who enjoys reading her novels, this novel was extremly well done, but you must read book one this novel gives you the base for this irish charters plot. i enjoyed reading her novel and have read all three almost.
Excellent Historical Fiction Set During Medieval Times Apr 3, 2006
I love historical fiction and this novel gives a glimpse of what times were like during the 1400s. Written in the world of Lords and Knights, Catholic Bishops and Kings, it is an enjoyable way to learn more about life and struggles during the Medieval time period. I disagree with a previous reviewer who says this is a predictable story and is written with elementary language. I did not come to the same conclusion. It is enjoyable historical fiction.
The author clearly researched the historical time period and names her sources at the end of the book. Jan Hus, a prominent character in the novel, actually lived and was martyred. One of the popes in the novel also lived in the same time period. A book that is cited, "The Art of Courtly Love", was an actual book used in the time period to educate on courtship.
This book, the 1st in "The Heirs of Cahira O'Conner" series, begins with a college student (Kathleen O'Conner) who, after having a conversation with a Medieval European History professor, discovers she could be related to the royal, beautiful and brave Cahira O'Conner, who lived in Ireland in the 1200s.
Kathleen researches and discovers that Anika of Prague was a fifteen century woman who fought as a knight prior to the Hussite Crusades and is a descendent of Cahira O'Conner. This 1st novel is Kathleen's effort to bring Anika to life, a literature project for one of her college courses.
It is very done and written beautifully. Angela Hunt also writes excellent children's books. One my daughter especially enjoys is "The True Princess".
WONDERFUL! Beautiful story and hidden truths on life. Nov 21, 2005
I love reading, expecially historical fiction. I picked up the book expecting an interesting story, not the deep philisophical themes touched on by Angela Elwell Hunt.
Anika is not your average medieval girl--see can read and reason better than most men. This disappointed me at first because I hate perfect characters. Luckily Hunt gives Anika obstacles of all kinds, rounding out her character. Anika's life goal is to have revenge on the church for the death of her parents. She has her own ideas on how to do this, but discovers that mercy and love trump revenge in all cases.
There is a love story, but it's the charming witty type--not mushy. The characters love each other based on their similar values, and have common struggles together with religion, education, raising children, love of truth, and the role of women in society.
EXCELLENT book with a twisting story line and hidden wise words on life woven seamlessly into the text.
An Avid Reader Jul 13, 2003
Due to my insatiable reading appetite, I read over 50 books per year. I enjoy a bit of non-fiction, but for the most part I read fiction. This book reads as predicably as a typical genre historical romance novel. It is very light reading with very little depth to the characters or storyline and written with an elementary vocabulary. Over all, I found the book to be a disappointment.
An inspiring story May 6, 2002
The story of Anika is one that can best be summed up in one (old)sentence: "If revenge is sweet, why does it leave such a bitter taste?" (this is from the book, too). Anika burns with the thought of revenge against those who have wronged her. As such, she decides to dress as a boy and earn a knighthood. Sir John takes her into his household to learn to be a knight and to serve him as long as he serves the teachings of Jan Huss.
This is a story of not only a young girl fighting for what she believes, but also the history of the church during the 1400s, which was rife with corruption. Jan Huss preached against the things that were wrong in the Church.
The premise to the series is that there are women descended from Cahira O'Connor who rise up to fight against injustice. It should be interesting to read the next 3 books in the series.